Edgar Allan Poe & Pet Peeves Mr. Melndez English Class Wednesday, September 11, 2015 Time Management: Edgar Allen Poe and Pet Peeves Greeting routine
Class Discussion of activity Activity #1: Identify your pet peeve. Edgar Allan Poe (18091849)
Was an American poet, short-story writer, editor and literary critic. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre. Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is
considered the inventor of the detectivefiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. Edgar Allan Poe (Life)
His childhood was a miserable one. He lost both of his parents when he was very young and then he was adopted by a wealthy merchant, John Allan. Poes relation with the Allan's was unhappy. He entered University of Virginia and then West Point but did not finish. He worked as editor and writer most of his life and he was always poor. At 27 he married his 13 year old cousin, whose death in 1847 left him inconsolable.
Edgar Allan Poe Significance: Father of modern short stories Father of detective stories Father of psychoanalytic criticism List of Poes Work
The Tell-Tale Heart The Black Cat
The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Fall of the House of Usher The Masque of the Red Death The Cask of Amontillado The Premature Burial The Oval Portrait The Raven Israfel Annabel Lee To Helen Pet Peeves
Is a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to himself (or herself), to a greater degree than others may find it. Involves specific behaviors of people outside your life or someone in your life.
These behaviors may involve disrespect, manners, personal hygiene, family issues, among others. Pet Peeves They can be in any category in life. Such as: Politics Religion Friends
Family School Traffic Cell phones Computers Neighbors Phobias Pet Peeve
My Example: A supervisor may have a pet peeve about people leaving the lid on the copier up and react angrily, be annoyed when others interrupt when speaking, or be upset by messy desks of their subordinates. To most people, these may seem minor annoyances, but not to the supervisor.
That same supervisor may witness employees coming into work late, and not feel any annoyance whatsoever. Activity # 1: What is your pet peeve ? Instructions: Write a paragraph mentioning a pet peeve you have and explain why.
Use the following question as a guide to write your paragraph: Is there anything that really annoys you but it doesnt annoy anyone else? Time to share your pet peeve! Questions or Comments:
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